Employment & Labor

Pay Equity Laws are a Growing Trend Among States Generally, in the United States, your employer must pay the same compensation — including wages/salary, benefits and bonuses — for the same work regardless of gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other protected characteristics. These general protections for equal pay are provided by federal law. In order to strengthen protection for workers, most states have enacted “equal pay”
Illegal Wage Theft: Four Common Schemes Illegal wage theft happens when employees do not get ALL of their earned wages. As reported in Teen Vogue and GQ Magazine, studies have shown that millions of workers suffer some form of wage theft every year. A 2017 study estimated the number to be 2.4 million workers for a total loss of $8 billion in worker wages every year, and that study evaluated wage theft in only…
With the significant increase in fiduciary breach class actions, plan fiduciaries have added provisions, including mandatory arbitrations, to their contracts, in an effort to gain control of and rein in litigation. The burning question, however, is where do the courts stand on forcing ERISA plan participants to engage in arbitration. Carol Buckmann, cofounding partner of Cohen & Buckmann and a foremost authority in ERISA and pension law, explores this in her three-part series, “Using…
For those interested in a job with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, there is information regarding the psychological screening program for correction officer trainee candidates on line which covers an overview of the screening program, lists the psychological tests administered, and explains the rating system. It also provides a breakdown of the number of people tested, number of disqualifications, number of appeals, and number of disqualifications that were overturned. I have been a…
As the proverbial dust from the chaotic storm of events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic begins to settle, more and more cases addressing its impact on employee rights are being decided. In Ristanovic v. Corma Inc., and Eliyahu Asafov v Corma Inc., 2021, ONSC 4108, the employee Plaintiffs (who were successfully represented by Jordan Reiner […] The post COVID-19: No Excuse to Lay/Off Employees appeared first on Lecker & Associates.…
The NYPD re-interviews candidates who receive NYPD psychological NOPD emails.  This re-interview most often occurs at NYPD Psychological Services in East Elmhurst. The only way to get a re-interview is by appealing your NYPD psychological NOPD within 30 days. Below is a video describing the NYPD disqualification appeal process. Please feel free to call 516-248-3494 to schedule a free, in office consultation to discuss your history, the oral interview and the 3 step appeal process. …

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